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Daniel Island is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Daniel Island. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.

Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.

When it comes to pressure washing in Daniel Island, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Daniel Island are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!

We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Daniel Island. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Daniel Island. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.

At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.

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Residential Pressure Washing in
Daniel Island, SC

When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.

Unlike some pressure washers in Daniel Island, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.

Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.

These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.

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Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:

High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.

High-pressure cleaning

Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.

Gutter and roof debris removal

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment

Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.

Cleaning of wood decks

Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.

If you own a home in Daniel Island, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.

A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:

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Pressure Washing Prevents Damage

When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.

Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Daniel Island, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.

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Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting

If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.

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Pressure Washing Protects Your Family

According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.

Commercial Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we work with business owners across Daniel Island who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.

We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Daniel Island, including:

  • Business Storefronts
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Dumpster Pads
  • Churches
  • Apartments
  • Schools
  • Sidewalks
  • Windows
  • Much More!

Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.

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Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.

Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:

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Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs

With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal

If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment

Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.

Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Daniel Island, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.

Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in Daniel Island? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.

When it's time to get cleaning, rely on the Palmetto Pressure Clean team to turn your dingy nightmare into a spick and span dream.

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SC High School Football Media Poll rankings after Week 2: Daniel remains top Class 3A team

Here are the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll rankings after Week 2 of the SCHSL football season. The five classifications are ranked below and numbers in parentheses indicates the number of first-place votes that a team receives.Daniel again is the unanimous No. 1 team in Class AAA, same with Dutch Fork in Class AAAAA. Several teams received first-place votes in Class AA and for the first time this year, St. Joseph's Catholic is the No. 1 team with seven first-place votes in Class A.VOTE: ...

Here are the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll rankings after Week 2 of the SCHSL football season. The five classifications are ranked below and numbers in parentheses indicates the number of first-place votes that a team receives.

Daniel again is the unanimous No. 1 team in Class AAA, same with Dutch Fork in Class AAAAA. Several teams received first-place votes in Class AA and for the first time this year, St. Joseph's Catholic is the No. 1 team with seven first-place votes in Class A.

VOTE: Here are the nominees for the Spartanburg-area high school football athlete of the week

TOP DOGS: Byrnes' defense is making its case as one of the best in South CarolinaWESTSIDE-TL HANNA: Westside sophomore QB Cutter Woods has coming-out party in rivalry win over T.L. Hanna

Here are the rankings for each classification as the media voted this week:

Class AAAAA

1. Dutch Fork (17)

2. Byrnes

3. Hillcrest

4. Dorman

5. Fort Dorchester

6. Sumter

7. Gaffney

8. Summerville

9. Spartanburg

10. River Bluff

Others receiving votes: TL Hanna, White Knoll, JL Mann, West Ashley, Lexington, Clover, Socastee

Class AAAA

1. South Pointe (16)

2. Northwestern (1)

3. AC Flora

4. (tie) West Florence

4. (tie) South Florence

6. Hartsville

7. Catawba Ridge

8. James Island

9. Indian Land

10. Ridge View

Others receiving votes: York, Westside, Irmo, Greenville, Myrtle Beach

Class AAA

1. Daniel (16)

2. Dillon

3. Powdersville

4. Camden (1)

5. Clinton

6. Gilbert

7. Seneca

8. Beaufort

9. Hanahan

10. Belton-Honea Path

Others receiving votes: Manning, Chester, Loris, Marlboro County, Brookland-Cayce, Crestwood, Emerald, Woodruff, Aynor, Union County, Philip Simmons

Class AA

1. Saluda (11)

2. Abbeville (2)

3. Barnwell (3)

4. Oceanside Collegiate (1)

5. Fairfield Central

6. Wade Hampton

7. Buford

8. Woodland

9. Marion

10. Pelion

Others receiving votes: Gray Collegiate, Cheraw, Newberry, Strom Thurmond, Silver Bluff, Andrews, Academic Magnet, Lake Marion

Class A

1. St. Joseph’s (7)

2. Whale Branch (3)

3. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (1)

4. Johnsonville (2)

5. Lewisville (1)

6. Christ Church (2)

7. Lamar

8. Baptist Hill

9. Southside Christian

10. Lake View (1)

Others receiving votes: Calhoun County, Hannah-Pamplico, McBee, Latta, Still, C.A. Johnson, Denmark-Olar, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler

Joe Dandron, a Michigan native and graduate of Michigan State University, covers high school sports for The Greenville News. Have a question, story idea, or story tip involving prep sports in the Upstate? Email him at jdandron@greenvillenews.com or reach out via phone at 864-415-6213.

Meeting Notes - September 22, 2022

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.Sept. 22: Road construction plans for the replacement of the Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island Drive. There will be an installation of a gas main and electrical conduit as a result of t...

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.

Sept. 22: Road construction plans for the replacement of the Beresford Creek Bridge on Daniel Island Drive. There will be an installation of a gas main and electrical conduit as a result of the project.

Sept. 22: Preliminary subdivision plat for the Towne at Cooper River on Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy. Right-of-way extension, roadway construction and master infrastructure to three lots on 5.3 acres.

Sept. 22: Road construction plans for the Towne at Cooper River on Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy. Right-of-way extension, roadway construction and master infrastructure to three lots on 5.3 acres.

Sept. 15: Site plan for improvements to the Sanders House at 2019 Sanders House Street at Point Hope in Cainhoy. Improvements will be made to the existing 1.3-acre parcel and building to be utilized as neighborhood park. RESULTS: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.

City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June,

July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meets every Thurs. at 9 a.m.via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design meets the 1st Wed. of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:15 p.m., except for January and July when no meeting is held on the 1st Tues.

City of Charleston Design Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at 5 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Tom & Sue's Incomplete Guide: Lowcountry Sunsets

Sue: One of the highlights of our summer evening walks around Smythe Lake with our dog Iggy is the sunset. This got me thinking about where else we could enjoy nature’s evening light show. While Tom fancies himself a burgeoning curmudgeon, the truth is he is a romantic and a lover of nature. He urges me out the door each evening to catch the fading sun as it kisses the horizon, glows behind the clouds and shimmers light across the Lowcountry waterways.Tom: I expected this sunset guide to be the easiest compilation yet. To date, ...

Sue: One of the highlights of our summer evening walks around Smythe Lake with our dog Iggy is the sunset. This got me thinking about where else we could enjoy nature’s evening light show. While Tom fancies himself a burgeoning curmudgeon, the truth is he is a romantic and a lover of nature. He urges me out the door each evening to catch the fading sun as it kisses the horizon, glows behind the clouds and shimmers light across the Lowcountry waterways.

Tom: I expected this sunset guide to be the easiest compilation yet. To date, Sue and I have been forced to binge on pizza, ice cream and baked goods from half a dozen farmers markets throughout the Lowcountry. How tough could going out to look at sunsets be? Well, it was August and the sun sets after 8 p.m. each night, which is well after Sue’s bedtime and within four hours of mine. It also rained 47 out of 31 days this past August. Our dog Iggy has had more success chasing our cat Belle than we had chasing sunsets for this guide.

Daniel Island spots

The Best Spots: Bellinger Island, Captain’s Island Bridge, Daniel Island Ferry, Smythe Lake

Sue’s Take: Bellinger Island holds a special place in my heart, a frequent favorite trek for adventure when my children were growing up in Codners Ferry Park in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I think this is the best place on the island to see a sunset and to take a walk. The twilight scene is visible from the dock, the pier, and the raised platform.

I saw my first sunset from Captain’s Island Bridge one fall when the sun set directly on the water as a boat cruised up the creek. Idyllic. It’s a perfect way to end a walk around Captain’s Island.

The Daniel Island Ferry’s Harbor Cruise offers non-boat owners a great opportunity to see the sunset from the water. During our last Harbor Cruise we saw Panamax ships docked at the Wando Terminal, sailboat races, dolphins swimming in the ferry’s wake, the majestic Ravenel Bridge, and the Charleston waterfront all as the sun lowered in the sky and gently bid the day adieu.

Tom’s Take: The spots that Sue mentioned are good places to see a sunset, with the Daniel Island Ferry Harbor Cruise being the top of that list. But, the perfect spot to see the sunset for this landlubber is from on top of the Wando River Bridge. The views of Daniel Island, the Wando River and the sun setting over the horizon are spectacular. It is the absolute highlight of a three-hour commute from Long Point Road to the Daniel Island exit due to a stalled car on the Don Holt Bridge.

Mount Pleasant spots

Sue’s Take: I’m a cheap date – pack a picnic and take me to Pitt Street Bridge at dusk and I’m happy! Dogs are welcome. This is one of my favorite spots. Waterfront Park also offers a delightful setting as the sun sets behind the bridge. Only downside, dogs are not allowed on the pier or on the Ravenel Bridge.

Tom’s Take: The Ravenel Bridge and Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park are off my list due to their canine-discrimination policies, so the Pitt Street Bridge is where it’s at. It’s also the best spot for observing neo-hippies, actual 1960s era hippies turned retired asset managers, and Old Village yuppie parents. It reminds me of the nightly Sunset Fest at Mallory Square in Key West, minus the trained cat circus, which Iggy would see as her duty to scatter in seconds. Even a dog knows that training cats is a black art that goes against nature and is not to be tolerated.

Sue’s Take: You can see a wonderful sunset shimmering across the Intracoastal Waterway from Breach Inlet on IOP. Or, better yet, enjoy a drink and a meal from the deck of The Boathouse restaurant. Dolphins are frequent visitors here at sunset as well.

Tom’s Take: The view over the marsh at Breach Inlet rivals the Wando River Bridge sunsets. But, don’t trade the road rage of the Mark Clark “Expressway” for parking rage at The Boathouse. When Sue and I arrive in our luxurious Saturn Vue, I casually flip the keys to the valet and let him worry about the mile walk back from the nearest parking space.

Tom & Sue: We both agree, our descriptions pale in comparison to seeing it yourself. Sunsets are free fun and a balm for the soul! They are different every night of the week and every season of the year. And, with the shorter days of fall in the offing, they can soon be taken in before Sue changes into her night shirt and slippers.

LTP Mount Pleasant to host ATP men’s pro tennis event

LTP Mount Pleasant has been host in recent years to pro tennis tournaments featuring rising young talent on the women’s WTA and ITF circuits, adding to Charleston’s tennis reputation anchored by the long-running Credit One Charleston Open on Daniel Island, successor to the storied Family Circle Cup women’s event.This week, LTP Mount Pleasant is adding a men’s ATP Challenger Tour event to its profile, the first men’s pro event to be held in the Lowcountry in many years.“At LTP, we’ve hos...

LTP Mount Pleasant has been host in recent years to pro tennis tournaments featuring rising young talent on the women’s WTA and ITF circuits, adding to Charleston’s tennis reputation anchored by the long-running Credit One Charleston Open on Daniel Island, successor to the storied Family Circle Cup women’s event.

This week, LTP Mount Pleasant is adding a men’s ATP Challenger Tour event to its profile, the first men’s pro event to be held in the Lowcountry in many years.

“At LTP, we’ve hosted many different WTA, ITF and national junior tournaments over the years,” said Patrick Hieber, director of tennis at the LTP facilities in Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island. “The community’s appreciation for professional tennis is amazing, so we knew adding a men’s tour element to our resume for the Lowcountry would be vital.”

Admission is free to the tournament, with daily play leading up to the finals on Oct. 2.

The Challenger Tour is the secondary pro tour organized by the ATP, and features 184 tournaments around the world in 2022, with prize money ranging from $37,520 up to $159,360 for a tournament.

Superstars such as the recently retired Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic played in Challenger Tour events — Federer played 23 Challenger matches and won one title; Nadal played 44 matches and won two tournaments; and Djokovic won three titles while playing 36 matches.

“The Challenger Tour is a tricky Tour,” Federer once said. “I don’t believe there’s a huge difference between the Challenger level and the ATP [Tour] level. The players play very, very well.

“The Challenger Tour really tests your spirits because they are usually in the smaller cities and they are harder to get to, so you really build thick skin and you have to be tough. You have to battle through some tough conditions. I admire the guys on the Challenger Tour a lot.”

At LTP Mount Pleasant, players include No. 1 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia and University of South Carolina alum and 2019 NCAA singles champion Paul Jubb.

Young American Emilio Nava, who took a set off Andy Murray at the U.S. Open this year, is also in the field.

“This event will provide fans a chance to have an impressive, front row view of players from around the world and perhaps the next U.S. Open champion,” Hieber said.

In 2021 and 2022, LTP Mount Pleasant has been the host site for a WTA 125 event; two ITF $100K tournaments; an ITF $60K event; the ITA College Tennis Women’s All American Championships; the USTA Girls 18s National Clay Court Championships; and six UTR $25,000 events.

A rare disease destroyed her nose. After 10 years, she’s finally leaving the house

For the first time in over 10 years, Jackie Hyman felt normal.The 56-year-old Goose Creek resident was preparing to go see Elton John in concert at Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island, something she could barely dream of doing just a few years ago.“I can’t believe I’m doing it,” Hyman said smiling, her eyes wide with excitement.Hyman was diagnosed with Wegener’s disease in 2006, a rare autoimmune disease that restricts blood flow to vital organs and tissues like the lungs, kidneys, throat, e...

For the first time in over 10 years, Jackie Hyman felt normal.

The 56-year-old Goose Creek resident was preparing to go see Elton John in concert at Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island, something she could barely dream of doing just a few years ago.

“I can’t believe I’m doing it,” Hyman said smiling, her eyes wide with excitement.

Hyman was diagnosed with Wegener’s disease in 2006, a rare autoimmune disease that restricts blood flow to vital organs and tissues like the lungs, kidneys, throat, ears and nose.

Her case was severe and caused irreparable damage to her nose tissue.

Dr. James Benner, a cardiovascular surgeon at Trident Medical Center, said more common forms of the disease occur in the lungs or kidneys and can be treated using a combination of steroid treatments when caught early. Benner said only in severe cases does the disease progress toward complete degeneration of tissue and bone.

“It’s a form of vasculitis,” Benner said. “Your body attacks its own arteries and tissues, viewing them as foreign and then destroying them.”

Hyman recalled looking into the bathroom mirror at work one day, finding she had two black eyes and discoloration around her nose. The tissue was dying.

“My nose was retracting and shrinking back into my face,” Hyman said. “All of a sudden it was not there.”

Treating the disease

At the time she was living in Shreveport, La., raising her three boys, Kessler, Luke and Jack, and working full time.

“I was young enough to where I worried about them and how I looked in my life to be there for them,” Hyman said. “So I just chose to do everything I could.”

Hyman underwent many small surgeries to get the disease under control, stopping the spread of dying tissue and limiting the other symptoms.

Symptoms of the disease include chronic sinus infections and nosebleeds, pus-like drainage around the nose, trouble breathing and sleeping, and pain around the affected area.

In 2011, she started the decade-long journey to rebuild her nose, enduring more than 50 nasal reconstruction surgeries from doctors in Miami and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The procedures were intense, followed by painful recovery periods. In one of her first surgeries, doctors took skin from her arm, molded it into a ball and attached it back to her arm. The plan was to let the tissue grow large enough to reconstruct a nose and attach at a later date.

For other surgeries, doctors have taken skin from her scalp and bones from her skull and hip in an effort to reconstruct her nose.

But all of them were unsuccessful. She contracted numerous infections and other complications.

Her life consisted of taking trips back and forth to Miami for surgeries. She spent years hiding her face from family and friends under bandages and gauze wrappings.

“It was always a burning and raw feeling,” she said, remembering the pain she felt recovering from her scalp surgery.

She even missed two of her sons’ high school graduations, afraid she would bring unwanted attention to herself and to her kids.

“I worried I would’ve embarrassed them,” Hyman said. “But they never acted like they minded. They were great.”

End of the road

After more than 50 surgeries, doctors from Miami and MUSC had come to the end of the road.

There was no more to do, which meant Hyman was out of options and her hopes for reconstructing her nose were over.

It was time to go the prosthetic route, which she consistently denied when offered to her in the past.

“I was totally against the whole prosthetic process,” Hyman said.

That was until she met Dr. Betsy Davis, a head and neck specialist at MUSC. Davis has been making prosthetics since 1994 and now practices at Trident Medical Center’s Head and Neck Specialist Charleston location.

Davis is one of the few prosthetics makers in the southeast region. She made Hyman’s first prosthetic nose in 2017.

“She saved my life and she saved my face,” Hyman said.

Hyman admits going through the motions of multiple unsuccessful surgeries and losing her dreams of rebuilding her nose put her in a deep depression.

But seeing Davis and how positive and confident she was about the process brought her relief.

Without it, Hyman said she probably wouldn’t have gone forward with the process.

“It’s a privilege to treat these patients and be able to restore their facial appearance,” Davis told The Post and Courier.

A new sense

Hyman’s surgeries cost her and her partner millions of dollars, including costs for travel and hospital stays.

“I wanted to try everything, and I did,” Hyman said.

She said her looks meant a lot to her and were part of how she defined herself before her illness.

“I was hot,” she said proudly. “I looked good and I was pretty skinny. So this (diagnosis) was devastating.”

But she insists she still wouldn’t trade her experience for anything. She’s learned a new sense of self and is even more grateful for her loving partner, her children and family who’ve continued to love her through years of hard times.

“You realize how strong you are,” Hyman said, fighting back tears. “And I realized how great my children and my partner were to love me when I looked like that.”

Since getting her prosthetic nose in 2017 and growing accustomed to the way she looks while using it, Hyman has slowly regained her confidence to live her life outside of her home.

For years she stayed home, afraid people would point and talk about her condition loudly. Every once in a while she woke up with the strength to not care about the way other people saw her.

“Every now and then, I’d say eff it and just go run my errands,” Hyman said.

Now, she’s grown to love her prosthesis, and even went as far as to tell one of her close friends and neighbors about her condition.

“They were super sweet about it and swore that if I’d never told them they would have never known about the prosthetic,” she said gleaming with relief.

Hyman said up next on her list of things to do include going out to dinner and sitting in restaurants with her partner — for the first time in over a decade.

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